The Great Blog Revival

I have been meaning to write this post for an embarrassingly long time. The original plan was to revive my blog while simultaneously posting my New Year's Resolutions for 2015. But January came and went and still...no blog. I'll skip all of my excuses for why it took me so long and just go ahead and write this post. Better late than never, right?

1. Be more selfless and kind, especially to my husband and daughter. Give my full attention, be in the moment while spending time together. Talk gently, act gently. Do everything out of love and don't expect anything in return.

2. Take care of myself. Each day, put on makeup and moisturizer, get dressed, do my hair. Look presentable. Be a role model for my daughter, Grace. Lead by example.

3. Get rid of excess. Either use or get rid of all current products like toiletries, makeup, even ink pens so that I can eliminate clutter. Invest in nice, long-lasting classic items. Only surround myself with what is beautiful or necessary. Work on desires for wants and not needs.

I realize that some of those may seem to contradict each other. Be more selfless. Focus on my appearance. The point is, I want to be the best version of myself possible. As a new mom, it was easy to put things like my appearance on the back-burner. But it is possible to achieve both. Grace will learn to take of herself because she watches me take care of myself.

Besides those three main points, I had a list of "goals" I'd like to accomplish in 2015. One of them being this blog. Some others are reading more books and washing my face every night. I'm happy to say I haven't forgotten once to take off my makeup in 2015-that's a big deal for me! Ha!

This blog is a work in progress. The content, the layout, the title, etc. It will most likely always be a work in progress. It's a place to organize the thoughts in my head and a written record of what I have learned. Hopefully you'll find some of it useful!